CRJ 205 The Bill of Rights
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You are a newly hired investigator for the U.S. Public Defenders Office within your state. You have been asked by the United States Attorney for your office to provide a paper of 1–2 pages on the Bill of Rights.
The first 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution are commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights contains the foundation of the rights provided to individuals who are accused of committing crimes. In your paper, address the following points:
- Provide a brief overview of the rights contained within the Bill of Rights’ Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments that apply to criminal defendants. (30%)
- Choose 1 of the specific rights from above, and discuss how that right has affected procedures implemented in law enforcement, the courts, or correctional facilities. (30%)
- Do you agree or disagree with the way that this right has been implemented in the criminal justice system? Why or why not? Support your statements with research and examples. (35%)
- Provide APA citations and references. (5%)